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American Bionics Project
225 E 57th Street, Suite 19B, New York, NY 10022
Is the ABP an approved 501c3 nonprofit?
Yes! We are an official, IRS-designated 501c3 nonprofit organization. As such, please note that donations are eligible for tax deductible purposes.
How can I get involved? How can I help?
We need all the support you are willing to provide, and there are several ways you can help:
- Foster Donations: Whether donating directly or raising funds through running a race, your contributions will help us generate the impact needed to dramatically improve solutions for people with lower limb disabilities.
- Develop Corporate Partnerships: We are currently looking for corporate sponsors that share our vision of ensuring healthy, independent, active lives for all. Financial sponsorship is vital, but in-kind donations are welcome as well.
- Spread Awareness: Please share our mission and vision with your friends, family, coworkers, and community. Whether in person or via social media, the more people who know about our work, the better.
- Volunteer Your Expertise: We are actively looking for support from those who have experience with marketing, event management, social media, digital development, venture capital and entrepreneurship. Please email us to learn more.
Where can I find more information on bionic technologies currently available?
To learn more about specific bionics technologies, we recommend visiting a partner organization called “Bionics for Everyone.” They provide an excellent review of the latest lower-limb technologies that might be a fit for you or a loved one. Click here to visit their website.
Is the ABP only working to help amputees?
No. Our mission is to help stimulate assistive and adaptive technologies for a wide range of people with lower limb disabilities, not just amputees. This includes those battling paralysis, trauma, disease, or age-related mobility challenges.
Does the ABP invest in upper limb technology?
At this time we are laser-focused on lower limb mobility impairments. This doesn’t mean that we fail to appreciate the gravity of upper limb disability, we simply want to dedicate our efforts to have the greatest impact on overall well-being, and the ability to stand and walk is paramount.
What fields does the ABP invest in? What kinds of thought leaders do you collaborate with?
We take a broad approach to collaboration and are exploring a number of frontiers to help those with lower limb disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, engineering, regenerative medicine, artificial intelligence, materials science, and neurotechnology. We collaborate with extremely bright, ambitious innovators who don’t just want to prove concepts in their lab, but have a plan to actually deliver them and help people.
How will the ABP choose which technologies and ideas to invest in?
The investments made will be based on a number of criteria, including:
- Is it impactful? Whether it is an iterative step forward or a bold new technology, we seek to make investments that will improve current solutions for people with lower limb mobility disabilities.
- Is it deliverable? Bold ideas are not much help if they can’t be delivered to those in need. Our analysis will include development costs, delivery timeline, safety, and accessibility to the end user.
- Who is working on the project? Experience, ability, and integrity are extremely important. Moreover, we look for teams that have bold vision and are as passionate about our mission as we are.
- Are there commercial applications or intellectual property considerations that may provide a return to our nonprofit? While many projects won’t meet this criteria, those that do will be given special consideration. Ultimately, we aim to recoup our investments in order to recycle funding to the next phase of ABP mission-related priorities.
Is it true that the ABP has a strong connection to military veterans?
Yes. The founder of the American Bionics Project is a US Army veteran. The inspiration for the organization came after his brother was seriously wounded while serving in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both legs and traumatic damage to his right arm. In addition, we continue to engage with veterans groups and the veterans community as a whole. They are our friends and family and are always top of mind as we push forward.